Mindil Beach, Darwin

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#1 of 153 in Outdoors in Northern Territory
Come to Mindil Beach for the sunset and stay for the shopping. After you count the different hues in the sky as the sun goes behind the horizon, wander among hundreds of stalls selling art, crafts, jewelry, and over 1,200 different food items from five continents. The Sunset Markets run here every Tuesday and Thursday from the end of April to the end of October. With our online itinerary creator, Darwin attractions like Mindil Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visited here several times while there butterritoey day on 1st july when i went. Amazing music on stage on beach amazing firework display and outstanding stalls to see all kinds of food, artisan stall...  more »
  • Fantastic entertainment, interesting food, fun night out with the family. Beach sunset a must seeand fire works on opening night. Shopping for gifts also.  more »
  • Lots of fun to walk about the market, trying different foods from different stalls and perusing the wares for sale. At sunset, everyone drifts down to the beach to enjoy the spectacular sunset. A grea...  more »
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  • Nice beach in Darwin, water is shallow so you have to walk out a couple of meters. Lifeguards so it's safe. Not australias nicest but ok place for a quick dip.
  • In Mindil Beach i saw the best sunset of my life. I put i pic and it is real. I didn't believe so i decide to come back the day after and it was better. Crazy!
  • The place to go for some of the world's best sunsets. Best enjoyed with Barramundi fish & chips during the sunset market. I'd come to Darwin just for this experience again.
  • Best place for watching sunset. Great night market during the dry season.
  • Magnificent view

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